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November 30, 1990 | SOON NEO LIM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In 1981, mechanical engineer Richard Charnitski, who saw that climbing a ladder was good aerobic exercise, labored in his garage to assemble a device that allowed the user to climb and do upper-body exercises at the same time. "For the first three years, the machine, known as VersaClimber, was considered a weird contraption," said Charnitski, president of Costa Mesa-based Heart Rate Inc. Since then, however, the company has grown every year.
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November 30, 1990 | SOON NEO LIM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In 1981, mechanical engineer Richard Charnitski, who saw that climbing a ladder was good aerobic exercise, labored in his garage to assemble a device that allowed the user to climb and do upper-body exercises at the same time. "For the first three years, the machine, known as VersaClimber, was considered a weird contraption," said Charnitski, president of Costa Mesa-based Heart Rate Inc. Since then, however, the company has grown every year.
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June 20, 1991 | Chris Woodyard / Times staff writer
No Way but Up: Think junior has been lazing around the house too much lately? Maybe it's time for the child's adaptation of the VersaClimber, a climbing exercise machine developed by Heart Rate Inc. of Costa Mesa. The company has devised an adapter for the pedals on its climbing machine for adults so that children age 10 or older can use it for lower- or full-body workouts.
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